One suspect is in custody and officials confirmed “there is no further threat to the public” just after 11 a.m. The area will remain “contained for the foreseeable future” as officials continue to investigate.
“No names are being released at this time,” authorities said in a tweet. “Please appreciate this is a difficult time for their families and our colleagues. We will provide more info when we can.”
Approximately $500,000 in cash was seized on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, police said.
Police said they conducting a traffic stop for a turn signal violation when they discovered the cash. Photos show the cash was found hidden underneath a seat.Two women were in the car, and they told police they were driving from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia.
They told police the cash was not theirs. No arrests were made.
They soon realised they retrieved the world’s second Egyptian sphinx, which originated as far as 2500 BC during the reign of the Pharoah Kafre in Egypt.
Mohamed Abel Aziz, the Director General of Antiquities, said the structure has yet to be removed from the ground, and remains embedded in soil until it can be properly excavated.
Members of the public can now visit the site where the sphinx was found, Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani said.
By Shirley McMarlin
Free tours of The Palace Theatre are scheduled for 9 and 11 a.m. Sept. 8 at 21 W. Otterman St. in Greensburg.
Director of Operations and Programming Teresa Baughman will guide guests on an exploration of the venue’s architectural and artistic features,
Participants also will get a behind-the-scenes look at what happens backstage during a performance.
Reservations are not needed for the tours. Information on upcoming shows will be available.
Details: 724-836-8000 or thepalacetheatre.org
Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, email@example.com or via Twitter @shirley_trib.
Editor’s Note: As part of a regular business feature in the Pittsburgh Current, we’re planning to highlight business districts across the Pittsburgh area. Few neighborhoods have dealt with a more chaotic set of circumstances than Beechview, which is where the Current’s new office is located. So we thought we’d kick off the feature close to home.